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Palm, Clara; Ganuza, Natalia; Hedman, Christina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This article explores language use and investment among Somali-speaking children and adolescents in Sweden, through group interviews and survey data. Our findings indicate that there are incentives to invest in Somali language learning considering the reported language use patterns and the expressed positive attitudes towards Somali mother tongue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Afro Asiatic Languages, Immigrants, Incentives
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Jang, Eunjee; Brutt-Griffler, Janina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In a nation where monolingualism predominates, heritage language (HL) has been downplayed as less important in educational contexts in the U.S. Disproportionately little attention has been given to the role of HL in language minority (LM) students' attendance to postsecondary education (PSE) (cf. Brutt-Griffler, Janina, and Manka Varghese, eds.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Minorities, Language Role, College Students
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Göncz, Lajos – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
Within psychological consequences of multiculturalism, it is often emphasised that multiculturalism and interculturalism decreases ethnocentrism, and increases openness towards other cultures, and, consequently, ethnic, linguistic and religious tolerance. We tested this empirically poorly supported assumption on high-school students from South…
Descriptors: Ethnocentrism, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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Peñalva, Stacy L. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This ethnographic study aims to foreground the voices of 34 first through twelfth graders who belong to first-generation immigrant families from Mexico and Central America and attend Nueva Vida Church (fictitious name) in a Midwestern US city. They insightfully reflect upon their language, culture and citizenship during Sunday school class focus…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Churches, Ethnography
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Jan, Jie-Sheng; Kuan, Ping-Yin; Lomeli, Arlett – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
The Hakka people, the largest ethno-linguistic minority group in Taiwan, have found their ethnic language retention diminishing. Using the data collected by the Taiwan Education Panel Survey and Beyond in 2010, we are the first to study its reason for decrease. Results indicate that out-marriage amongst Hakka people and losing ethnic concentration…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Language Minorities, Asians, Ethnic Groups
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Shin, Hyunjung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
Drawing from a 2.4-year ethnography with Korean Early Study Abroad (ESA, pre-college-aged study abroad) students in Toronto high schools, I examine the intersections among race, class, language, culture and citizenship (including immigrant status) in the identity construction and language learning of these students. Conceptualising race as a…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Global Approach, Race, Minority Groups
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Loureiro-Rodriguez, Veronica; Boggess, May M.; Goldsmith, Anne – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2013
Adolescents' attitudes towards standard Galician, non-standard Galician and Spanish are examined in this study using a matched-guise test. Results show that adolescents perceive standard and non-standard Galician differently and that different values are attached to the three linguistic varieties investigated. Our findings confirm that certain…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Spanish
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Alimi, Modupe – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
Concerted efforts to characterise Botswana English (BE), though still referred to as "a variety in development", have validated its existence. However, the teaching and assessment of English in the high schools do not seem to have responded to the development of this variety. This paper discusses the viability of using Standard British…
Descriptors: High Schools, Language Planning, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Dyers, Charlyn; Abongdia, Jane-Francis – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2010
What are the similarities and differences between the concepts "language attitudes" (LAs) and "language ideologies" (LIs)? The need to answer this question arose from a study done by Abongdia in Cameroon with Francophone high school students of English to determine their attitudes towards English as well as their motivation for…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Ideology, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Willoughby, Louisa – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2009
Despite Australia's strong tradition of research on language maintenance and shift, little is known about the ways in which migrant background students continue to use their heritage languages in Australian schools. This paper presents an in-depth case study of students' linguistic practices at a multiethnic Melbourne high school, where over 95%…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Immigrants, Multilingualism, Peer Relationship
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Barkhuizen, Gary; Knoch, Ute; Starks, Donna – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2006
Although the majority of New Zealanders speak English, and only English, the 1987 Maori Language Act and immigration from both Asia and the Pacific have had a significant impact on New Zealand society. Because increasing numbers of children are entering school with limited English language ability, students are arguably the group with the most…
Descriptors: Asians, Ethnicity, Language Planning, Language Attitudes
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Dewaele, Jean-Marc – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2005
An analysis of 100 Flemish high-school students' attitudes towards French and English (both "foreign" languages) revealed complex links between personality factors, gender, politicocultural identity, communicative behaviour and foreign language attitudes. Attitudes towards English were found to be much more positive than those towards French,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Personality, High School Students